Wednesday, 21 March 2018

5 Things I've Learnt From An Emotional Resilience Course!

At the end of January, I embarked on a twelve week long Emotional Resilience Course with Let's Talk. Somehow, I'm over halfway through the course already, and despite my initial scepticism, I've learnt some really useful tools and techniques to help me manage my anxiety and depression. And today I'm sharing some of them with you! 

Monday, 19 March 2018

Get A Better Night's Sleep* || With Phenergan

It's probably not news to you that sleep is really fucking important. When we sleep, we allow our mind and body to rest and repair. And so it's crucial that we get enough sleep. But in today's society, it's increasingly hard to do that. We're always so busy, always on; so that finding the time to fit in the recommended eight hours of sleep a night seems near on impossible. In an ideal world? We'd all get seven-nine hours sleep a night. But this isn't an ideal world, so how can you ensure you're getting the best sleep you possibly can? Because it's important to note, it's quality over quantity when it comes to sleep! Here are my top tips for getting a good night's sleep, every night!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Ten Reasons Why I'm Excited For Spring!

With the lighter nights slowly coming in, and sunnier days making their presence felt, it feels like Spring is just around the corner! And I am excited. Which is unusual, as I'm usually much more of an Autumn/Winter kinda gal. But there it is, I am excited for Spring to arrive, and here's why!

Friday, 9 March 2018

Book Review: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying internet date - the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

January-February Book Haul

I've been inspired by the lovely Steph, of Nourish ME, to share my book hauls independently of my usual haul posts. Especially as I've been buying an awful lot of books recently. So here's all the books (most of them, at least, as I'm sure I've forgotten to photograph a few) that I picked up in January and February. 

This is a not-so-little charity book haul from that time in February I went brunching and book shopping with the lovely Steph, mentioned above! She's a terrible influence on me. I was only intending to come away with one, maybe two, books, but instead ended up coming away with this huge stack! It's amazing what books you can find in charity shops, though. Hausfrau and The Snowman are two books I've been really eager to read, but never got around to picking up until now.

Monday, 5 March 2018

February Reading Wrap-Up//March TBR

February has seen me hit something of a reading slump, and I'm still working on getting myself out of it. Nevertheless, I'm (somehow) still on track with my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2018. And I managed to read a fair few books in February, despite my reading slump. So here's a quick glance at what I read in February, and then what I'm hoping to read in March! 

Earlier this year the new Quick Reads books were released; something that never fails to get me reading again. Some of my favourite authors were contributing short stories to the Quick Reads collection this year, so I was very excited! And I wasn't disappointed. The Great Cornish Getaway (***), by Fern Britton, was an easy, light read; whilst The Beach Wedding (****), by Dorothy Koomson, was a dark, twisted tale of family deception that left me desperately wanting more!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

March Goals!

February is over and it feels like Spring is just around the corner (March 20th, guys!) I'm feeling hopeful for the rest of the year, but it's safe to say that February was not the fresh start I expected it to be!

It occurred to me, though, that I'm going about my goals all wrong. I was inspired by Jemma to ask myself "does this make me happy" when setting myself a goal. Because if it doesn't make you happy, why are you doing it? 

So going forward, I'm going to be asking myself that very important question "does this make me happy" when setting all my goals. And if it doesn't make me happy? I'm not going to include it! So before we dive headfirst into my goals for March, let's take a quick look at how I got on with my February goals. 
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